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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This was the second time that we have had dinner in the Secret Garden restaurant and cannot wait for our next visit! Everything about dining here is magical, from the beautiful candle lit surroundings, to the exquisite food and outstanding service. If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion or just appreciate good food and service you won't find...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is just a lovely restraunt. The atmosphere, location,food, and staff were perfect. Be prepared to spend money, it's definately not a cheap meal. But really well worth it. If you are visiting Edinburgh, make time to eat here. It is a little more upscale, so if you can clean up a little that's probably better. Although, we went in...

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Phoenix
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very cool atmosphere and great food. Read a couple of bad reviews before we went- but we had a great time! The wait staff was attentive and the food was wonderful. We never felt rushed and really enjoyed our meal and the ambiance of The Witchery. Best oysters I've ever had.

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Pasadena, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up making this reservation at the last minute (we were in an absolutely HORRIBLE hotel and were looking to switch accommodation). The Witchery's Sempel Suite was available and it was extraordinary. If you are into Gothic, this is for you. The walls were lined with fabric, the floors were radiant heated and covered with thick carpets. It was...

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Cowdenbeath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for an evening meal in the secret garden with my wife on a Tuesday night. We were made very welcome from the minute we walked in and the the place looked very elegant and cosy. The staff are all very polite, knowledgeable and well trained.My wife had the lobster bisque to start with which was very nice and...

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing meal. The service was excellent, it was a bewitching experience. Remember to make your reservations. Have one small complaint, my fish was on the raw side, other than that the experience was great.

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middlesex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant well in advance of our trip to Edinburgh after reading great reviews and a recommendation from a friend. The restaurant is beautiful and candle lit and definitely looks like a place you want to eat. Unfortunately we found the service slow and slightly condescending. Also the menu is limited. The food was well presented and tasty but...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent, with a great selection of drinks. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The decor is great and makes for a very interesting and cosy meal. With a great location as well, what's not to love

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Armoury Suite, which was the height of decadence and opulence!!! No other way to describe it, was just outstanding...although did spend over 90 mins trying to find the author Dan Browns autograph, following the clues left in the guestbook!!! The only negative point, the 4 poster bed (hark at me!) was a little too tall for...

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Watford, United Kingdom
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Visited during a weekend away with my husband. We booked in advance as recommended. We arrived at 6pm and we told we had the table to 8pm. We had the three course set menu for £34 per head the food was wonderful. The service was attentive and with a smile. We enjoyed a bottle of wine there were so many...

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Additional Information about The Witchery by the Castle

Address: The Royal Mile | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Price Range: RM1,796 - RM2,696 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Witchery by the Castle 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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